Actually in my own defense it's been a pretty hectic August so far: a rush to learn two chants and two dances for a hula ceremony welcoming six waka that have traveled all the way across the Pacific, getting locked into my office at work for nearly 3 hours with my supervisors & coworkers last Tuesday during a very public standoff with a lolo who took a potshot at the officer (didn't hit him TG) who wanted to question him about an armed robbery (the suspect decided to hide in the apartment complex behind our building >_<), and Tahitian rehearsal today (3.5 hours, nearly 50 dancers packed into a studio the size of my family room, which is maybe 325 square feet--talk about hot & humid, ugh!).
I was feeling like I needed a little fun (& a lot of glamor) today, so yeah--MPZ!! :D Much better!
Here is the haul itself (more after the jump):
|Don't you just love the monster teef? And look, extra love from Andrea <3|
|The "extra love": a sweet ass blogger pack plus samples of Moist, Lady Killer, & Epistaxis!|
|Contents of the blogger pack: Grimdeva, Disquiet, Quinsy, Thundernuts, & 996|
|Look at the PRETTIES!! Do you see that shift in Thundernuts (bottom center)??|
|Full sizes from the end of July sale: New Bruise, Wicked Crochet, Miasma, & 13 Gypsies|
|13 Gypsies (top right) looks like molten copper, OMG <3|
Case in point: I recall reading a review of MPZ by another blogger that mentioned--again, respectfully--that the ingredient/name labels on the bottom of the full size jars were a bit difficult to read. Andrea worked with fellow blogger Manda to rectify this situation by creating new, clear & legible labels with complete ingredients lists unique to each shade, as you can see in the second to last pic above.
Now for some swatchiness:
|Clockwise from top: 13 Gypsies, Wicked Crochet, Miasma, Lady Killer, New Bruise|
Second, the pic above just says "Halloween" to me, which is so apropos as many folks are putting out the Fall collections this month. I must try to put a look or two together with just these shades, hmm...
Let's take a moment to consider Wicked Crochet especially: again, my pic above just does not do justice to the glittery gorgeousness of this shade. I seriously love this stuff and get mad compliments every time I wear it!! I tried to get an unfocused close-up to show the glitter (which is oh so fine <3), and got this instead:
|See the pretties?? Couldn't capture them all :( but I think you can see the glitter is a lovely emerald color|
|L-R: Thundernuts, Epistaxis, Grimdeva, 996, Disquiet, Quinsy|
As I said earlier: awesome.
Also, I just had to add the next pic because as I finished up snapping swatch photos I came back to my room to find this on my bed:
|My little boy Leroy is facing the camera, all snuggled up to Lily & my hubs (under the covers)|
Me ke aloha,